Monday, September 13, 2010

Mascara Madness

Hello Beauties!
So Maybelline got Penny's attention with the "Volum' Express the Falsies" lash ads. Yep. You all already know Penny is a mascara maven. I can't help myself. I gotta TRY 'em. So many little time (or is little money?). LOL!

Well Penny was disappointed to say the least in Maybelline's latest rave. Nothing 'false lash' about Falsies....sorry. This formula made my my eyelashes stick together and gave me 'spider lashes.' Not a sexy look.  I may have gotten some length but there was no real volume. Maybelline's claim:

  • Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping.

  • Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more lashes.
Penny was not impressed.  The curved brush is okay but I was not impressed with the end result. Penny's claim: Don't believe  the hype. :-)

Another Maybelline mishap is their Collossal Volum' Express mascara (yellow tube). In Penny's opinion, this is supposed to be Maybelline's answer to L'Oreal's Extra-Volume Collagen. One of Penny's Posse members shared her experience and said that the Collossal formula did little to add volume to her already long lashes; even though it didn't clump. She felt as if she had to contiuously add coats to get volume. But you can do that with any mascara...can't you? Maybelline boasts that this mascara should give "dramatic volume with no clumps." Not! (read full story...)

It's true...most mascara's don't do what they "claim" to. I t's all about marketing. So Penny suggests that you do your homework. Look at the 'reviews.' You can 'Google' the brand and find various product reviews if you're interested. Yes, you should take other people's comments with a grain of salt (which always goes best with a margarita). LOL! But if you read the positive as well as negative testimonials you might be surprised at what you find. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't try a product (check the store's return policy first)...but you can get a good idea for what to 'expect' from it. The story that Maybelline wouldn't tell.  ;-)

Penny is still impressed with Covergirl's Lash Blast Volume Blasting  mascara (orange gtube). This is one of Penny's favorite drugstore buy (next to L'Oreal's Voluminous). This is a big brush that delivers. It gives good volume and doesn't clump. Penny was not impressed with Covergirl's LashBlast Fusion mascara (purple tube); claims to offer volume and length. Penny did not see any signifcant volume or length from this masacara.

The verdict is also not out on Covergirl's Smoky ShadowBlast  eye shadow. Penny is not a big fan of shimmer and I have to get used to cream based shadows, so Penny will continue to try this product. The Silver Sky combo did not blend as well as the Purple Plum. But if you are a fan of shimmer, this product is worth a try.

Be blessed. Be beautiful.

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